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Not being a fan of the movie Titanic, I was unaware of this anecdote. I ran into it reading Franco Moretti’s The Bourgeois. Between History and Literature. It seems to me a clear example of that “anti-capitalist mentality” we often talk about, and particularly of...

Venezuela's infamous Hugo Chavez, the UK's Jeremy Corbyn, the US's Bernie Sanders all proclaim their unwavering pledge to help the "poor" by increasing government intervention to raise their living conditions and to fight the injustices of inequality and capitalism. According to their message, poor people are...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to someone who “stumbled into” my “disturbing blog”: Ms. White: Thanks for your e-mail in response to my favorably quoting George Will’s observation that America’s intelligentsia “is so unintelligent.” You accuse me (and Mr. Will) of mistaking “disagreement for unintelligence.” You’re wise to...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetIan Rowe writes beautifully, in today’s Wall Street Journal, about the arrogance and dangers of the ignorant racism that today parades as enlightenment. A slice: The narrative that white people “hold the power” conveys a wrongheaded notion of white superiority and creates an illusion...